Coatings & Surface Treatments Overview
Century Spring offers a vast array of coatings and other surface treatment options, from plating to passivation and more. These surface treatments allow for added durability and performance in difficult environments and can be used to protect against any number of chemical, electrical, and environmental factors.
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Coating & Surface Treatment Options
Plating is a manufacturing process where a thin coating is applied to a component’s surface through chemicals or electric current (electroplating). Most commonly used plating types for springs are Zinc, Nickel, Cadmium, Black Oxide, Powder Coat, Gold, Silver & Dry Film Lube.
Passivation is a chemical treatment used in engineering to manipulate the material, causing it to become more “passive” or less affected by environmental factors like corrosion. In this process, an acidic substance is added to the part’s surface to remove iron deposits and add a protective layer to guard against possible chemical reactions with the surrounding air.
Dyeing is generally used to increase accuracy by helping assembly line workers identify specific parts.